Theatre Guild Valdosta is an all-volunteer community theater that produces six live show per year, including two shows for children. All shows are performed at The 'Dosta Playhouse, a depression era movie theater restored for live theater.
The Acting Studio @PACT's 90-minute workshops are scheduled once a week (Saturdays or Sundays) for six weeks, and each one prepares actors for a variety of screen and stage challenges. With thorough preparation in auditioning, directing, impromptu performances, and staging your own kidnapping and heroic release, performing participants will quickly gain the tools necessary to shoot to local stardom.
Tallahassee Little Theatre is a 61 year old non-profit community theatre. We stage about 10 productions a year and are located in the heart of Tallahassee at 1861 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. For more information and to check out the rest of our current season, head to: www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org
Julianna always expressed herself through her feet. Beginning with childhood tap dancing, she progressed through dance styles, learning ballet, modern, and jazz with Marcia Hicks of the Chicago Ballet. Then, while eating at Greek restaurant, she became captivated by the flowing, controlled movements of the dining room?s Middle-Eastern dancer. Gripped by this new fascination, she began her own belly-dancing journey, working with a local teacher in Florida before seeking instruction with renowned instructors from around the world.
Now the head instructor of the Women's Bellydance Center, Julie oversees teachers who show women how to glide through sensuous exercises in a comfortable atmosphere. Classes, such as ATS, Tribal or Bellyrobics, focus on techniques ranging from rib-cage isolation to shimmying, focusing on one or two distinctive styles with moves plucked from eastern dance traditions.
Experienced instructor Maria Alvarez leads solo hoofers or fleet-footed pairs through the steps, forms, and customs of more than 15 styles of dance. Private lessons—each lasting 50 toe-tapping minutes—cater to the ability of each individual student or couple, and the one-on-one interaction allows for the speedier learning of steps and the secret fox-trot handshake. Group lessons, which are usually composed of 10–30 participants, encourage students to boogie down with multiple dance partners, and each group outing focuses on a few steps. Newly acquired fancy footwork comes in handy at the monthly studio parties, in which students test out their skills in a fun social setting. Movement-friendly duds should be worn to classes, and more semiformal threads, such as dresses or tuxedo T-shirts, are welcome at the parties. All events require footwear with clean soles.
One of the oldest community theaters in the state, The Gainesville Community Playhouse has produced crowd-pleasing plays since 1927. In Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, elderly Carrie sets out to escape the clutches of her cowardly son and his bossy wife by returning to her childhood home. A dedicated cast and crew of local volunteers ably enact Carrie's search for her past. Patrons peep through the fourth wall in the 210-seat Vam York Theater, which boasts facilities to stage the most demanding musicals or Shakespearean space battles.